South East Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A fresh to strong and gusty west to southwesterly flow over Tasmania will gradually ease during Saturday as a high begins to approach from the northwest. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Sunday, extending a ridge over the state, before moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea by Sunday evening. Warm northerly winds will be directed over Tasmania on Monday, before a trough crosses the state in the evening, bringing a cooler westerly flow. A weak front is expected to cross early Tuesday and weaken to a trough about the north, while a ridge extending from the Bight moves over southern Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. Snow possible above 1000 metres. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h.

Saturday 7 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1000 metres early. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h turning southwesterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 18.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:00am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Hobart 9 18
Showers. Becoming windy. Huonville 7 16
Shower or two. Very windy. Port Arthur 7 17
Shower or two clearing. Richmond 8 19

Sunday 8 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower in the far south in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h shifting east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.

Monday 9 December

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Tuesday 10 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, most likely in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 21.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.

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